I am a union leader. You are business leaders. And I think the story of the day is that you and I are best friends. At least we should be best friends. More…
First, I know you want to scream, but let’s all stay calm. We need to understand. There’s always a simple answer for every complex question. We will understand Rudy Giuliani’s bizarreness when we understand the answer to the following:
What happened to Andrea Rediske and her son Ethan will break your heart, and illustrate the callous absurdity of high stakes toxic testing. I had the privilege of meeting her and sharing her story. (We actually met through this blog!) It is time to take action! Join us: Time to Teach, Time to Learn
Anything is possible here. But it doesn’t change the reality that far too many children have dreams that are never dreamt. More…
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and NEA Executive Director John Stocks issued the statement below following the grand jury’s decision to decline to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York.
As educators, we should never underestimate our power. That power derives from our calling: We are dedicated to the task of educating other people’s children; and we don’t do it not for fame or fortune, but because we want to do good for others. I like to think of it as “soul-power.”
How do you tell a promising student with the heart and mind to be a fantastic teacher that she can’t afford to join us in the world’s best profession?
What happens when you actually go into public schools, talk to teachers, students and parents, shadow support staff and observe real classrooms? This…
If a football team wants to win, it must be able to execute all of the plays in its playbook, not just a couple. That means the quarterback must throw, receivers must catch, running backs must carry the ball, kickers must kick and everyone must execute their blocking assignments.
Despite what some misguided media may say, there are plenty of wonderful, amazing and compelling things happening in our public schools. Check out what we saw in Nashville, Tennessee.